Sunday, May 14, 2017

Frame

I was going to name the post Happy Mother's day but it is just about over so I decided not to.  I hope all you Mother's had a very nice day.

Today I am sharing a frame I did for my girlfriend's birthday.  Once again I can not find the paper I wrote down the items I used.  I started out with a wooden frame that I found at the craft store, I can't remember which one it was, I bought them awhile ago and had in my stash for awhile.  I first painted with a base coat of paint.



Then I took Distress crackle paint on the top layer of the frame. It had dried up a bit so I added a little water to it to get it to a texture I could paint with. Here is a close up of the crackle.



The frame all finished.



I do remember that the flowers are Tim Holtz tattered flowers die and I shaped them using a stylus and a mat. Added some pearls to the centers.  The corners are Spellbinders die as are the leaves.

I didn't like the picture that came with the frame so I printed off a picture my hubby had taken.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I hope that the week ahead is a wonderful one!!

Connie

18 comments:

Kim said...

Such a pretty frame; all sunshiney and happy. A very nice Mother's Day enjoyed down here, lovely Connie. =) Hope yours was a fabulous one.

Ashley said...

happy mother's day to you! <3

this frame is just beautiful! what a gift of creativity and beauty you have.
your skill is so precious and it's always a joy to see what artistic creations you make.

:)
blessings!

Hussena said...

This is such a pretty frame! I am sure your friend must have really appreciated it. Happy Mother's Day to you :)

Birgit said...

Janice, this is such a darling gift idea! The crackled paint base is so awesome and those flowers are the perfect embellishment. So nice that you used one of your hubby's photo's too. Everything about this is a gift of love.

Donna Phelan said...

What a pretty gift, you're so crafty and thoughtful! Bet she loves it! The flowers are fabulous!!!

Heidi Stamps said...

What a nice job, you did an especially good job shaping those flowers. TFS!

Debbie said...

this is gorgeous - i'll bet you have a hefty stash!! your husbands images are always really beautiful!!!

Debbie said...

and belated happy mom's day!!! maybe i said it in the past!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! I love what ou have done with the frame, and your girlfriend will treasure it! How could you even think of using anything but either your photos, or your hubby's magnificent photos! I would not want to remove the sunflower photo! It's beautiful! Your handmade flowers are gorgeous, too! Great gift idea! hugs, de

Beth Norman said...

So very beautiful. Your girlfriend is going to go gaga over it. What a nice project.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, this is just beautiful. Love it. Hope you had a special Mother's Day. Happy new week!~ xo

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's pretty, Connie! A beautiful gift from the heart. Love the corners and flowers. I've had crackle paint dry up before, but never thought to add water. Sheesh, too bad I threw it out! It turned out just beautiful!

Esther Asbury said...

What a pretty way to dress up your frame! I'm sure your friend enjoyed her sweet gift - and doubly so since you made it!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your frame turned out so pretty, Connie! The sunflower photo is perfect for it, too. Hope your Mother's Day was very nice. Hugs xo Karen

April said...

This is such a lovely gift! Great job!

Janice said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend, something for her to treasure forever :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Belated Mother's Day Wishes ...
This is so nice and I like the pearls in the centre of the flowers, it frames the pretty flower picture perfectly.

All the best Jan

Linda Carson said...

Oh how pretty! I want one! Your girlfriend will enjoy this awesome frame for a long time! Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day! I still want one....! Best find a frame to paint! Thanks for the inspiration!